Scene I: Life of the Party
June 15th, 2072, 7:05 pm
Party Ship Excelsior
It had been a slim couple of months since that night the bar. Lilly had been successfully introduced and integrated into Null Sect. Reasonance had even managed to find her a suitable mentor, freeing him up for running and the occasional social visit. Unfortunately, Lilly's newly found acceptance was the one bright spot in an otherwise dismal couple of months. Though the strange commlinks had continued to spit out random tasks, none of them were exactly high paying jobs. In point of fact, the team was running low on money and in desperate need of work.
Things were looking dire when fortune smiled on the team. One of Lilly's old team members had reached out with a posh security job, a job that Lilly didn't feel like accepting herself. Instead she'd offered it to the team as a gesture of her gratitude for their help. Proof positive that sometimes karma worked in a positive manner.
Which is why they found themselves on a posh party boat that was hosting a floating dinner party for a bunch of bigwig corporate executives and their high priced wives and escorts. The team had been hired as security consultants and tasked with ensuring that nothing went wrong during the party. The pay was a cool 10k nuyen apiece, with a 5k bonus per member if none of the guests noticed anything wrong. A boring but highly lucrative milk run that mostly involved looking bored and putting up with all of the corp suits.
Each team member had been given an account with Zoe to ensure that they were dressed respectably - just another perk of the job. Fake SINs and documents had also been supplied, setting up each runner with a suitable alias that would allow them to blend in with the party guests. The entire process had been mostly painless and the Johnson had been most accommodating with their requests. In his words they were to "keep an eye on things while blending seamlessly into the party. No one can guess that you're there to make sure things go smoothly."
It wasn't exactly exciting, but it was work.